Vachellia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 8m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

Previously known as Acacia hebeclada, this is a shrub or small tree which branches from near ground level. It is often found in hot, dry areas, growing in thickets. The bark is dark grey, with longitudinal fissures. The leaflets are very small and feathery. The flowers are creamy-white balls. The fruit is a hard, woody pod which is covered in yellowish-grey woolly hairs. The pods stand upright, the main distinguishing character for this plant.
GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful focal plant.
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